Parse Shutdown, looking for Alternatives?

Its a tough situation to be in. More than 600,000 developers are affected and we are all thinking what next. By now, we have built a habit of adapting as companies like Google and Microsoft too shuts down their services sometimes. Having said that, I am sure we all want to lessen the dependency and focus on our core products.

For the developers community, and those with apps providing communication solution with Parse, you may want to try Applozic. Think of it like Feature-as-a-Service. We have the backend for you but with complete control over your data, privacy and migration. Its like that “Plug n Play” service that you can enable/disable at your comfort. Read More

Get your apple push SSL certificate

This article will explain how we can generate apple push ssl certificate in .p12 format. In general, we need certificate in this format to send push notification from application server to apple push notification server.


First, we need to generate request certificate from your keychain.

Open keyChain Access -> Certificate Assistant ->Request a Certificate From a Certificate Authority.

Fill up your details and select save to disk. By default it will be saved on your desktop.


Migrating project from Eclipse to Studio

Android Studio is the official integrated development environment (IDE) to develop android apps. It was announced in 2013 Google I/O conference. Based on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software, Android Studio is designed specifically for Android development. It has replaced Eclipse Android Development Tools (ADT) as Google’s primary IDE for native Android application development. And, now it is strongly recommended to migrate the projects to Android Studio from ADT.

Migrating to Android Studio requires changing the structure of the project and moving to a new build system. Here is the link with instructions for migrating eclipse project to android studio:

Tired of reading a lengthy documentation? Well, I have a simpler way to migrate and here you go!

  1. Start off with a sample android studio project.
  2. Open android studio and create a new project (or) just download a ‘sample’ studio project here:

Now, open the downloaded project in Android Studio by following the below instructions. Read More